In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PlayOnLinux on Rocky Linux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, PlayOnLinux is a free and open-source compatibility layer software that enables users to run Windows applications on Linux operating systems. PlayOnLinux is based on Wine, which is open-source software that implements the Windows API on top of the Unix/Linux operating systems, thereby allowing Windows applications to run on them.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the PlayOnLinux on Rocky Linux. 9.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Rocky Linux 9.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
- An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for PlayOnLinux.
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install PlayOnLinux on Rocky Linux 9
Step 1. The first step is to update your system to the latest version of the package list. To do so, run the following commands:
sudo dnf check-update sudo dnf update sudo dnf install epel-release
Step 2. Installing PlayOnLinux on Rocky Linux 9.
By default, PlayOnLinux is available on the Rocky Linux 9 base repository. Now we install the latest version of PlayOnLinux using
dnf the command:
sudo dnf install playonlinux
During the installation process, you will be prompted to confirm the installation of additional dependencies. Type “Y” and press Enter to proceed with the installation.
Step 3. Accessing PlayOnLinux on Rocky Linux 9.
Once the installation is completed, open PlayOnLinux on your system by using the application search bar. Click on ‘Activities’ and then type ‘PlayOnLinux’ in the application search box or launch the application immediately using the following command below:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed PlayOnLinux. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing PlayOnLinux on your Rocky Linux 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official PlayOnLinux website.